Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby Maul » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:32 pm

Maul retrieves his javelin and searches the bodies.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:42 pm

On one of the bodies, Maul finds a ring of keys.

Tied to the hip of one of the zombies is a hempen
sack that holds a small triangular stone. It has
strange markings on it.

Two of the creatures were carrying coin purses.

Coinage is as follows,
34 GP
48 SP
75 CP
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:21 am

Mehesh squints and looks at the strange triangle stone,
turning it over in his hands, trying to identify the markings.

He uses a piece of charcoal to get an impression of it on
parchment and adds it to his notes.

While looking the strange stone over, Mehesh notices faint
scuff marks on the lower two inches of the long end of the
stone. It appears as if the stone has been placed in some
sort of slot or dock.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:57 am

"Hey guys, check this out" Says Mehesh, showing Winch and Maul
the scuff marks and bumps. "Everyone search for a slot or something
for this can dock in to."
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:20 am

The party searches the area, but does not find anything
that resembles a receptacle for the triangle stone.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby Maul » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:36 am

"I'm going to search the last room" Maul grunts.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:15 am

Storming around the great hall, the barbarian overturns tables and chairs,
tears down tapestries from the wall and sorts through piles of debris.

After kicking the large rug that sits at the foot of the golden door, Maul
discovers a hatch in the floor. Reinforced with iron, the wooden hatch
has a large metal ring set into it to act as a handle.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby FiredogDavy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:38 pm

"Good work Maul!" Says Mehesh, kneeling down and checking the hatchway for traps.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:12 pm

After a thorough inspection for traps, Mehesh lifts the hatch,
revealing a set of steep wooden steps that lead down into a
damp, dark cellar.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby Maul » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:53 pm

"Ladies first" says maul as he jumps down the staircase.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Mauls excellent night vision allows him to gaze deep into the
darkness, revealing a series of roughly hewn tunnels, some of
which appear to lead to crawl spaces below the hall.

There is a faint odour of sewage in the air.

The sound of water dripping against the stone floor echoes from
further down one of the tunnels to the west.

Exits to the
2 X West
1 X North, to an small open area.
1 X South to an small open area w/ door

the two tunnels west appear to go about 80 or more feet before
turning off to the northwest and southwest respectively.

The tunnel to the north goes about 50 feet before opening up into
a crawl space.

the tunnel to the south leads to another crawl space.
50 feet away from mauls position there is a door, closed
with barrels stacked around it.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 am

The party takes the south western tunnel, following the
roughly hewn tunnel along as it winds back and forth,
heading deeper into the darkness.

Winch's magical mace provides a smoke free source of light
as the Halfling steps quickly ahead of Maul, barely avoiding
being crushed by the massive barbarians feet as the Half-Orc
has to bend over rather uncomfortably to make passage
through the tunnels while carrying the large chests.

This passage heads further to the west before the party reaches
a fork in the tunnel. The main tunnel continues west, while
this new tunnel veers off to the south.

Exits

W main tunnel
S fork in the road
E back where you came from
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:16 pm

Mehesh draws a rough map while Maul carves an arrow into the ceiling.

Suddenly, while the party takes a moment to gain their bearings, the
sound of rattling chains begins to echo from the tunnel to the south.

Mehesh readies his bow, looking far targets in the darkness.
"You guys heard that right? Lets check it out."
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:40 pm

Maul moves forward towards the sound of the rattling chains
as Winch and Mehesh follow closely behind. As the team draws
closer to the sound of chains, a faint green glow can be seen
up ahead.
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Re: Chapter 8: Helm's Hold

Postby wineandcheese » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:03 am

The sound of rattling chains grows as does the dim glow as
the mumbling creature draws near.

Winch stands ready to tackle whoever or whatever rounds the
corner while Mehesh draws an arrow against his bowstring.
Maul shifts the weight of the chests on his back as he finds it
impossible to stand up straight in the narrow passage.

From around the corner, a translucent man floats into view.
Wearing an old tattered suit, his feet hover about a foot off
of the ground as he slinks along the passageway with his head
and shoulders out of view as they intersect with the ceiling.

The Encounter continues here:
http://www.gelatinousdudes.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=133&t=9912
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